Project By CodeHatch
Liquids & Lava + Dynamic Ecosystem Stretch Goals Reached.
"It’s remarkably ambitious, but the terrain manipulation already looks fantastic and outer space is gorgeous. This thing has “potential” scrawled all over it." - PC Gamer
"I just had a major nerdgasm" - Markus Persson, Notch, Creator of Minecraft
"The idea being, you create your own insane Starship Troopers moments." - Kotaku
"It lets you build blocky structures, just like Minecraft does, but instead of coating them in low-resolution textures, it makes them look incredible." - Wired UK
" This morning I received an email telling me that the first playable build of StarForge was available. [...] Six and a half minutes later I was wondering how to put my excitement into words. Thirty seconds after that I decided to forget words and just share the bloody video. Watch." - Rock Paper Shotgun
"The most ambitious Indie game in history" - Gamer MC
"Is so remarkably ambitious that I can't begin to describe what I (and so far many others) like about its concepts" - Inside Gaming Daily
"StarForge is an ambitious 3d action game..." - Derek Yu, TIG Source, Creator of Spelunky
"...it’s another reminder that indie games are the best." - games.on.net
"Shut up and take my money" - Ncrpts, Poster from Reddit
StarForge is a game about gathering resources, building bases, crafting, and surviving on an alien planet. Earth's star is dying and humanity transferred as much technology and resources as possible and left on a one way mission to populate another planet.
StarForge was inspired by Halo, Warcraft 3, Borderlands, Terraria, and Minecraft. It borrows elements from the RTS, FPS, RPG, Voxel Builder, Tower Defense, and Physics Sandbox genres. We are building a dark and serious universe and want the player to live out their own unique story on the procedural planet.
Procedural Weapons - StarForge features procedural weapons. This adds a large variety to the weapons you find in the game.
Procedural Infinite Voxel Terrain - Dig an endless tunnel, fly out to the far reaches of space, and come back again. Hide out in endless forests or harvest them. Mine to your heart's content and discover the different biomes.
Procedural 3D Tilesets - Build anything you want with our unique 3D Tilesets. You can create cities, towns, villages, bridges, forts, underground bases, trenches and much more.
Underground/Surface/Space Gameplay - Build a tower that ascends into the clouds, through the atmosphere, then into space, and do this in realtime.
Physics Sandbox - We are designing every object in the world to be fully dynamic. Fell trees in by launching your vehicle on them. Construction, vehicles, players, objects, everything is physically simulated. Do whatever you want and enjoy what happens.
Physics Movement - Our movement model is designed closely around the real biomechanics of biped locomotion; it can simulate jumping, running, climbing, wall jumping, wall running, crawling and pretty much any other behavior all without the use of any state driven code. The result is a more human look and feel, and a character that is equipped to intelligently react to dangers far beyond what conventional movement code was designed to handle. It also features a full body IK system.
Loot and Survive - Before the humans landed countless weapons and armor were sent to Atlas. You will find loot chests littered throughout the land, you will need their contents to survive. We will be implementing a perm death system, so you will have to be careful. Every decision matters.
Customizable Characters - We plan on allowing you to cloth and armor your character and change his or her appearance. You are unique and your character should be too.
Dynamic World - Enjoy dynamic weather patterns, a 24 day and night cycle and a real time atmosphere. Creatures will also behave in a realistic matter, scavenge for food and return to their hives at different times of day.
Resources and Economy - There will be many different resources in StarForge. However, the player can only hold so much at a time.
Vehicles, Turrets, Furniture, Fences, ect. - We plan to support a lot of different content. So you can decorate your house or make your fort tough.
Multiplayer & SinglePlayer - We will have both modes playable in the game. Enjoy emergant gameplay where you land on the planet, meet other players, build villages, and go to war. Play whatever role you want. It's your world and you can do whatever you want in it.
We've been developing StarForge in our free time for nearly 2 years. Nearly 5 months ago we put a video of it up on Youtube and we got a ton of great comments and support from everyone online. Since then we decided to quit our jobs and work full time on StarForge.
In the meantime we have been working really hard on the design and backend of the game. We now have a prototype of the game and we hope to turn it into a complete game.
Here is what our game looked like only 5 months ago -
We chose IndieGoGo because it's a very open funding platform, and we hope to raise enough money to make a fully fledged Single Player & Multiplayer for our game. Here is what we will use the money for:
Survival: Rent, food, and internet to keep 3 developers working full-time for a year.
Hosting: Server hosting costs money, especially ones with alot of speed and bandwidth. Your money will help keep our main servers going, plus, allow us to provide some dedicated servers for the multiplayer.
Software: Help us afford the essential software needed for pushing this game forward.
Multiplayer: We plan to make a robust multiplayer experience.
Single Player: In order to do a proper single player game you need good A.I and lore. We have extremely innovative ideas on improving A.I beyond what you have seen in traditional games, and good things take time to develop.
Music & Audio: We will hire LoudCore to compose a full fledged soundtrack to the game.
Art: Were looking to purchase some high quality creatures, characters, and weapons from some great 3D art talents we've got lined up. We want you to be able to feel the StarForge universe.
Polish: We generally don't like releasing anything unless it has undergone a lot of polish. So your money will also go to making everything the best it can be.
We've decided to use IndieGoGo because we feel we can only innovate without barriers by remaining independent. We enjoy communicating directly with you and we love all your ideas for the game. This is what makes developing games so special to us, it's fun, it's innovative, we get to share with you, and we feel the need to create.
Our vision for StarForge is innovation and fun, and by contributing to our campaign you will empower that idea and make this happen.
The Full Game:
Everyone who contributes to our IndieGoGo (enough to qualify for the first reward) will receive the full game of StarForge and all of its updates free, forever until the final release! The game is currently in its alpha stage. We plan on developing it over the next couple years yet, so there is much more to come. It will be digital download only.
*Updates do not necessarily include possible future user generated mods, and any exclusive cosmetic content provided for higher tiers then the one you purchased.
Special Unique Content:
Certain tiers reward you with special unique content. This content is cosmetic only, but it will be desirable and look good when it is released. We plan to make and release this content when the game is done.
Naming In-Game Content:
Supporters of higher tiers will be have the ability to put their names in the worlds everyone will be playing in.
*We will use our best discretion when accepting user suggested names
The Original StarForge Soundtrack:
LoudCore will be making a full soundtrack for the game. Expect there to be around 15 original songs. It will be digital download only.
There are 3 T-Shirt designs to pick from. As the game nears completion, we will reach out to you, and you can pick what T-Shirt you want and your size. The T-Shirts are limited edition and for backers only.
Art posters will be delivered as the game nears completion, we will reach out to you then. The dev team(Will, Steve) will also sign your poster. The posters will be limited edition and for backers only.